Events by Month

December 2019

December 7, 2019

Noel Night

1:00pm to 6:55pm

General admission & activities are free!

Holiday cheer is here with this annual Midtown tradition. Come swing with us in the Streets of Old Detroit with the Wayne State University Swing Dancers featuring Detroit Historical Society's own Kayla Chenault, or if storytime is more your speed, enjoy a reading of ABCDetroit by author Kari Jo Wagner. In addition, meet Santa, enjoy treats, join a 3-D snowflake workshop and make other crafts!

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December 14, 2019

Fall Film Series: Shield Screening & Panel

3:00pm to 4:55pm

Detroit's very own Danielle Eliska will join us to screen her critically acclaimed dramatic short Shield that chronicles the life a foster child. Join her and founder of Trinity National Film Festival, Marshalle Montgomery, as they speak to the power of representation in film and how media can inform communities and jumpstart important conversations.  

December 15, 2019

Fall Film Series: Shield

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Shield takes us into the world of Zoe (played by Sienna Elisa Rivers), a young girl who was thrust into foster care after the death of her brother (who was her sole guardian).  She latches onto the only thing that reminds her of him - a blanket.  Trauma has alienated her from everyone and has made it difficult for Zoe to find a permanent home. She may have found one with Rachel (Gisela Adisa) who takes her in and tries to help Zoe overcome her anger issues from being bullied at school.

December 19, 2019

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Faith in Action

6:00pm to 8:55pm

Join us for a rousing and inspiring conversation with Detroit-area religious leaders whose work engages and empowers their community and world. By combining the strength of their beliefs with the power of social justice, these leaders have affected change beyond the pulpit.

Panelists: Pastor Barry Randolph of Church of the Messiah, Imam Kafani Cissee of Muslim Center of Detroit, and Rabbi Nate DeGroot of Hazon Detroit.  Hear these spiritual leaders discuss how faith has guided their actions in Detroit and the wider community.

December 26, 2019

Holiday Weekend

12:00pm to 2:55pm

Discover! Engage! Enjoy! Join us at the Detroit Historical Museum as we explore the rich traditions of the holiday season beyond the wonder of Christmas. Learn more about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day from your neighbors who celebrate these traditions. Descriptions, discussions and discovery with crafts are sure to make fun filled afternoons for the entire family!

December 26 features Hanukkah

December 27, 2019

Holiday Weekend

12:00pm to 2:55pm

Discover! Engage! Enjoy! Join us at the Detroit Historical Museum as we explore the rich traditions of the holiday season beyond the wonder of Christmas. Learn more about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day from your neighbors who celebrate these traditions. Descriptions, discussions and discovery with crafts are sure to make fun filled afternoons for the entire family!

December 27 features Kwanzaa

December 28, 2019

Holiday Weekend

12:00pm to 2:55pm

Discover! Engage! Enjoy! Join us at the Detroit Historical Museum as we explore the rich traditions of the holiday season beyond the wonder of Christmas. Learn more about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day from your neighbors who celebrate these traditions. Descriptions, discussions and discovery with crafts are sure to make fun filled afternoons for the entire family!

December 28 features Three Kings Day

December 31, 2019

Noon Year's Eve

10:00am to 12:55pm

Balloon drop is right at noon!

Happy You Year, youngsters! This is an event that is all about and for you and it is all happening at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Dance #inthestreets of old Detroit to the beats of one of our favorite DJ's, enjoy complimentary drink and cookies, while counting down to the Noon Balloon drop.

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